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[image]Coastal Fog, South Peruvian Coast at Pisco: Image of the Day - NASA -- The STS-109 crew took image eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS109&roll=730&frame=80 STS109-730-80 on March 9, 2002. The image is provided by the eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
Coastal fog commonly drapes the Peruvian coast. This image captures complex interactions between land, sea, and atmosphere along the southern Peruvian coast. When Shuttle astronauts took the image in March 2002, the layers of coastal fog and stratus were being progressively scoured away by brisk south to southeast winds. Remnants of the cloud deck banked against the larger, obstructing headlands like Peninsula Paracas and Isla Sangayan, giving the prominent ''white comma'' effect...
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[image]Coastal Fog, South Peruvian Coast at Pisco - The STS-109 crew took image STS109-730-80 in February 2002. The image is provided by the at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
Coastal fog commonly drapes the Peruvian coast. This image captures complex interactions between land, sea, and atmosphere along the southern Peruvian coast. When Shuttle astronauts took the image in February of 2002, the layers of coastal fog and stratus were being progressively scoured away by brisk south to southeast winds. Remnants of the cloud deck banked against the larger, obstructing headlands like Peninsula Paracas and Isla Sangayan, giving the prominent “white comma” effect...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley
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[image]Lights along the Nile - International Space Station photograph was taken on 11 April 2003 using a and an 85 mm lens. Images, mosaics and information were provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
City lights define the Nile River Valley as it snakes across the Egyptian desert. The cities of Naj’ Hamadi, Qena, and Luxor, shine the brightest. Communities in the hillsides create a thin border along either side of the valley. Simliar strips line the Nile itself. Most of Egypt’s population, and most of the country’s arable land, occupies the Nile River Valley.To learn more about this image, and the area around Luxor, Egypt, read: The Great Bend of the Nile, Day and Night
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Egypt
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[image]Noctis Labyrinthus - NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
(Released 26 April 2002) The Science This image shows a portion of Noctis Labyrinthus, a large valley system at the western end of the Valles Marineris canyon system. Noctis Labyrinthus is notable for its unusual pattern of intersecting valleys, which give the region a maze-like appearance when viewed from above. The walls of these valleys are very high (~5 km) and quite steep, with slopes approaching 35...
Keywords: What -- Mars; Where -- The Valley
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[image]photo-sts079-781-053 - NASA
STS079-781-053 Lake Van, Turkey September 1996 Lake Van, the largest lake in the country of Turkey, can be seen in this southwest-looking low-oblique view. Located in eastern Turkey, Lake Van is a saline lake with no outlet. Lake Van is fed by numerous small streams, which descend from the surrounding mountains. The lake measures 75 miles (120 km) long, 50 miles (80 km) wide and covers an area of 1450 sq...
Keywords: Where -- Turkey; Where -- The Valley
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[image]A Tour of the Antarctic Cryosphere - Michael Studinger, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
The flight on Nov. 16 took scientists through a tour of the Antarctic cryosphere, including this look at a steep valley on the Peninsula. Small caps of stagnant ice cover the summits while the ice in the valley moves quickly towards the coast. Credit: Michael Studinger, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Fires in northern Spain - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Scattered fires stretch across the plains between northern Spain’s coastal and central mountain ranges. The fires, which are outlined in bright red, are concentrated to the northwest of Valladolid city, which appears grey against the light tan floor of the valley just left of image center. None of the fires are emitting any visible smoke plumes. At the top of the image, bright white low clouds cover the Bay of Biscay...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Spain
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[image]Coprates Chasma - NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
(Released 21 June 2002) The Science This image covers a portion of Coprates Chasma, located near 15.5S, 57.8W, which is part of the Valles Marineris system of canyons that stretch for thousands of kilometers. This image displays clearly the contrast between bedrock, sand, and dust surfaces. The steepest slopes, such as on the canyon walls, appear to be free of the mantle of dust and sand that is nearly ubiquitous elsewhere in the image...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- The Valley
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[image]The Alps - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Alps serve as a natural barrier, trapping smog and haze in the valleys of northern Italy. In this image, taken on December 20, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, a veil of thin grey haze hangs around the base of the towering mountain range, filling in the canyons on the south side of the range. Further south, dense white fog covers the Plain of Lombardy...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Italy
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[image]Denali National Park - Image copyright .
Featuring North America’s highest mountain, the 20,320-foot-tall Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park includes more than 6 million acres of diverse ecosystems, mountains and glaciers. Originally established as Mt. McKinley National Park February 26, 1917, the park was incorporated into the larger Denali National Park in 1980. The park was designated an international biosphere reserve in 1976. In this image of part of the park, blue-white glaciers slide down the valleys between the rugged mountai...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Alaska
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[image]Solimões-Negro River Confluence at Manaus, Amazonia - Astronaut photograph was acquired July 7, 2004, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with an 180-mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
The largest river on the planet, the Amazon, forms from the confluence of the Solimões (the upper Amazon River) and the Negro at the Brazilian city of Manaus in central Amazonas. At the river conjunction, the muddy, tan-colored waters of the Solimões meet the “black” water of the Negro River. The unique mixing zone where the waters meet extends downstream through the rainforest for hundreds of kilometers, and is a famous attraction for tourists from all over the world...
Keywords: What -- Amazonas; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Solimoes-Negro River Confluence at Manaus, Amazonia: Image of the Day - NASA -- Astronaut photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS009&roll=E&frame=15488 ISS009-E-15488 was acquired July 7, 2004, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with an 180-mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
The largest river on the planet, the Amazon, forms from the confluence of the Solimoes (the upper Amazon River) and the Negro at the Brazilian city of Manaus in central Amazonas. At the river conjunction, the muddy, tan-colored waters of the Solimoes meet the ''black'' water of the Negro River. The unique mixing zone where the waters meet extends downstream through the rainforest for hundreds of kilometers, and is a famous attraction for tourists from all over the world...
Keywords: What -- Amazonas; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Lights along the Nile: Image of the Day - NASA -- International Space Station photograph eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS006&roll=E&frame=44645 ISS006-E-44645 was taken on 11 April 2003 using a science.nasa.gov/ppod/y2003/10apr_barndoor.htm ''barn door tracker'' and an 85 mm lens. Images, mosaics and information were provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
City lights define the Nile River Valley as it snakes across the Egyptian desert. The cities of Naj' Hamadi, Qena, and Luxor, shine the brightest. Communities in the hillsides create a thin border along either side of the valley. Simliar strips line the Nile itself. Most of Egypt's population, and most of the country's ../Features/Lights2/ arable land, occupies the Nile River Valley. To learn more about this image, and the area around Luxor, Egypt, read: ../Features/GreatBend/great_bend.html The...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Egypt
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[image]photo-sts068-220-033 - NASA
STS068-220-033 (30 September-11 October 1994) --- Photographed through the Space Shuttle Endeavour's flight deck windows, this 70mm frame shows a small section of China's Yellow River (Huang Ho) highlighted by sunglint reflection off the surface of the water. The river flows northeastward toward the village of Tung-lin-tzu. The low dissected mountains that cover more than half of this scene rise some 2,000 feet (on the average) above the valley floor...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Eruption of Klyuchevskaya Volcano - Image courtesy the NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center
In late February and early March 2005, the Shiveluch and Klyuchevskaya Volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia seemed to take turns at generating dramatic eruptions. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA�s Terra satellite shows the two volcanoes on March 5, 2005. Snow and ice are red, while clouds are white or peach colored.According to reports from the Volcano Live Website, Klyuchevskaya Volcano was ejecting volcanic bombs sev...
Keywords: What -- Crater; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Russia
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[image]Torino Olympic Venues - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the University of Maryland’s
The city of Torino (known in English as Turin), Italy, nestles in the country’s Piedmont region, at the foothills of the western end of the Alps. In 2006, the city played host to the XX Winter Olympics, and the snow-capped peaks west of the city became venues for events from skiing to snowboarding to bobsledding.This image shows the location of the mountain events in the Alps west of Turin. A few of the forested mountains are capped, but not blanketed, by snow in this image from July 30, 2001...
Keywords: What -- Landsat; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Italy
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[image]Fires in Southeast Asia - Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
Biomass burning appeared to be increasing across Southeast Asia as February turned over to March. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite shows widespread burning across the region on March 2, 2004, with active fire detections marked in orange. The fires burning in recent days are smokier than those detected earlier in February, with smoke pooling in the valleys in the mountainous terrain of northern Thailand and northwest Laos and dirtying...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Thailand; Where -- Laos
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[image]Prado Dam: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image copyright www.spaceimaging.com/ Space Imaging.
1938: Days of heavy rain pounded Southern California during late February and early March. Water pooled in the valleys, and ran off into raging rivers. The Santa Ana River and its tributaries sent walls of mud and water across Orange County, sweeping away everything in their path. It was the most destructive flood Southern California would see in the twentieth century. By April 1941, the www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/prdo.html Prado Dam was completed on the Santa Ana River in an effort to...
Keywords: Where -- California; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Mississippi
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[image]Streamer of snow of Southern Greenland - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Powerful winds were blowing across Greenland on November 14, 2004, when Terra MODIS captured this image. The winds appear to be pulling a streamer of snow off of Greenland’s southeastern coast, though the white could also be partly caused by sea surface roughness.Hurricane-force winds are not uncommon in the area. They often occur when there are no clouds over Greenland. The air closest to Greenland.s icecap cools off rapidly while the layer of air above it stays warm, so the temperature actua...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Greenland; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Valley Networks - NASA/JPL/MSSS
Small valleys in the martian cratered highlands are often quite old and have been modified by erosion and wind action. The valleys shown here are located on a crater rim in Terra Tyrrhena. MOC took this picture in April 1999.
Keywords: What -- Crater; What -- Terra; Where -- The Valley
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[image]SeaWiFS: Popocatepetl Erupts - Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
The Popocatepetl Volcano, almost 30 miles south of Mexico City, erupted yesterday (December 18, 2000) in what authorities are calling its most spectacular eruption since 800 A.D. This morning, Popocatepetl (pronounced poh-poh-kah-TEH-peh-til) continued spewing red-hot rocks as well as a column of smoke and ash about 2.5 miles high into the atmosphere.This true-color image of the volcano was acquired December 19th by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) flying aboard the OrbView-2 ...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Mexico City
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[image]Windblown ice off southeast Greenland - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Hurricane force winds blow off the east coast of Greenland in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by NASA´s Terra satellite on September 20, 2003. The image shows a strong low level wind that is blowing out from the icecap and is being channeled by the topography of the ice. What looks like a streamer of snow is probably the surface of the sea reacting to the strong winds, because snow evaporates quickly in the dry arctic air...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Greenland
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[image]Fog and snow in British Columbia, Canada - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer image from January 10, 2003, shows the Canadian province of British Columbia (left) with bright snow-covered mountain ranges and grayish-white fog filling the valleys. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 1/10/03. Data End Date: 1/10/03.
Keywords: What -- Columbia; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Canada
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[image]Popocatepetl Erupts - Image provided by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
The Popocatepetl Volcano, almost 30 miles south of Mexico City, erupted yesterday (December 18, 2000) in what authorities are calling its most spectacular eruption since 800 A.D. This morning, Popocatepetl (pronounced poh-poh-kah-TEH-peh-til) continued spewing red-hot rocks as well as a column of smoke and ash about 2.5 miles high into the atmosphere.This true-color image of the volcano was acquired today by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) flying aboard the OrbView-2 satellit...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Mexico City
Downloads: 8
[image]Hurricane Force Winds in Greenland - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC Image interpretation provided by Leif Rasmussen
Hurricane force winds blow off the east coast of Greenland in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by NASA’s Terra satellite on September 20, 2003. What looks like a streamer of snow is probably the surface of the sea reacting to the strong winds, because snow evaporates quickly in the dry arctic air. Further evidence that the streamer is on or close to the surface comes from the shadows that the clouds at sea cast on it...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Greenland
Downloads: 5
[image]Coastal Fog, South Peruvian Coast at Pisco - The STS-109 crew took image STS109-730-80 in February 2002. The image is provided by the at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
Coastal fog commonly drapes the Peruvian coast. This image captures complex interactions between land, sea, and atmosphere along the southern Peruvian coast. When Shuttle astronauts took the image in February of 2002, the layers of coastal fog and stratus were being progressively scoured away by brisk south to southeast winds. Remnants of the cloud deck banked against the larger, obstructing headlands like Peninsula Paracas and Isla Sangayan, giving the prominent “white comma” effect...
Keywords: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- The Valley
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[image]photo-sts079-810-001 - NASA
STS079-810-001 Sacramento Valley, California, USA September 1996 The Sacramento River Valley is a flat, fertile plain that is flanked by high mountains to the east and lower but rugged hills to the west. The central valley of the Sacramento Basin narrows near the northern end of the valley. The deeply eroded and wooded southwestern flank of a mountain range that includes Mt. Lassen (not in this image) covers the northeastern third of the picture (dark terrain)...
Keywords: Where -- Sacramento; Where -- California; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Jungfrau and Interlaken, Switzerland - The Bernese Alps form the centerpiece of this late summer view of Switzerland; Jungfrau (J - 4158 m), Moench (M - 4089 m), and Eiger (E - 3970 m) are among the higher peaks of the Central Alps. North of the range is the city of Interlaken, flanked by the Thune See and Brienzer See (lakes); the long, straight-segmented valley of the Rhone lies to the south.On the southern flank of the Jungfrau massif is the Aletsch glacier, meltwaters of which feed the upper Rhone; another source is the Rhone glacier at the eastern end of the valley. One estimate holds that roughly half the ice in glaciers of the European Alps has melted since 1850 (http://www.geographical.co.uk/geographical/features/feb_2001_climate.html). U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers are clearly visible; some, such as that of the Rhone, have been modified by through-flowing rivers.The Swiss Alps are elements of a great mountain system that was constructed as Africa and Eurasia collided, starting more than 90 million years ago. Ancient basement rocks (>325 million years old) of the Bernese Alps were uplifted, folded, and forced northward between ~29 and 10 million years ago.Reference: Trumpy, R., 1997, Alpine orogeny, in Moores, E. M. and Fairbridge, R. W., editors, Encyclopedia of European and Asian Regional Geology: London, Chapman & Hall, pages 16-26.
The Bernese Alps form the centerpiece of this late summer view of Switzerland; Jungfrau (J - 4158 m), Moench (M - 4089 m), and Eiger (E - 3970 m) are among the higher peaks of the Central Alps. North of the range is the city of Interlaken, flanked by the Thune See and Brienzer See (lakes); the long, straight-segmented valley of the Rhone lies to the south.On the southern flank of the Jungfrau massif is the Aletsch glacier, meltwaters of which feed the upper Rhone; another source is the Rhone gla...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Switzerland; Where -- London
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[image]Prado Dam - Image copyright
1938: Days of heavy rain pounded Southern California during late February and early March. Water pooled in the valleys, and ran off into raging rivers. The Santa Ana River and its tributaries sent walls of mud and water across Orange County, sweeping away everything in their path. It was the most destructive flood Southern California would see in the twentieth century. By April 1941, the Prado Dam was completed on the Santa Ana River in an effort to tame the worst flood plain west of the Mississ...
Keywords: Where -- California; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Mississippi
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[image]Jungfrau and Interlaken, Switzerland : Image of the Day - NASA -- eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS106&roll=718&frame=9 STS106-718-09 was taken in September, 2001 by the crew of Space Shuttle mission 106 using a Hasselblad camera with 250-mm lens. The image is provided by the eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/ Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
The Bernese Alps form the centerpiece of this late summer view of Switzerland; Jungfrau (J -- 4158 m), Moench (M -- 4089 m), and Eiger (E -- 3970 m) are among the higher peaks of the Central Alps. North of the range is the city of Interlaken, flanked by the Thune See and Brienzer See (lakes); the long, straight-segmented valley of the Rhone lies to the south. On the southern flank of the Jungfrau massif is the Aletsch glacier, meltwaters of which feed the upper Rhone; another source is the Rhone...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Switzerland; Where -- London
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[image]Popocatepetl Erupts : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image provided by the seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS.html SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
The Popocatepetl Volcano, almost 30 miles south of Mexico City, erupted yesterday (December 18, 2000) in what authorities are calling its most spectacular eruption since 800 A.D. This morning, Popocatepetl (pronounced poh-poh-kah-TEH-peh-til) continued spewing red-hot rocks as well as a column of smoke and ash about 2.5 miles high into the atmosphere. This true-color image of the volcano was acquired today by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) flying aboard the OrbView-2 satelli...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- Mexico City
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[image]Whiskeytown National Recreation Area: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image by Jesse Allen, based on Landsat 7 data provided by the UMD glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml Global Land Cover Facility
According to local lore, northern California's Whiskeytown derived its name from a mishap on a mountain trail. Donkeys lost their footing and dropped a load of whiskey down a steep valley. Whatever the origin of the area's name, it has emerged as a popular destination for gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_nra/ca_whisk.htm outdoor recreation. NASA's Landsat 7 satellite captured this image of www.nps.gov/whis/ Whiskeytown National Recreation Area on August 17, 2000...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Sacramento
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[image]Smoke over Pacific Northwest - Image courtesy the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
Smoke pouring from numerous fires in the northwestern United States and Canada obscured the ground over much of the Pacific Northwest and Great Plains region. The smoke (gray pixels) was so thick it filled a number of the valleys in the mountainous regions of the northwest. Some of the smoke appears to have been drawn eastward along the southern edge of the low-pressure cell visible over Manitoba (in the high-resolution version of this scene).This true-color image was acquired by the Sea-viewing...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- United States of America; Where -- Canada
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[image]photo-jsc2000e02637 - NASA
JSC2000-E-02637 (12 February 2000) --- New Zealand's South Island is crossed from Karamea Bight in the northwest down to the Kaikoura Peninsula in the southeast. Along this short 175-kilometer length, a huge range of geological, climatic, and vegetation changes is covered. The swath runs across the northern part of the South Island over country with very few roads and even fewer people, except near the coastal areas...
Keywords: What -- Stella; Where -- New Zealand; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Crater Moreux - NASA
Color image of part of the Ismenius Lacus region of Mars (MC-5 quadrangle) containing the impact crater Moreux (right center); north toward top. The scene shows heavily cratered highlands in the south on relatively smooth lowland plains in the north separated by a belt of dissected terrain, containing flat-floored valleys, mesas, and buttes. This image is a composite of Viking medium-resolution images in black and white and low-resolution images in color...
Keywords: What -- Mars; What -- Crater; What -- Viking; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Pollution and fires in China - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On July 11, 2002, skies over eastern China were still thick with smoke and possible pollution. Numerous fires are burning in the southeast corner of the image, south of the Yangtze River in the mountainous northeastern part of the Zhejiang province. Pale sediment from the river is pouring into the Huang Hai (the Yellow Sea). At the top of the image, what is likely pollution from urban areas along the Yellow River mixed with smoke is packed into the valleys of the Shanxi and Henan Provinces...
Keywords: Where -- China; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Yellow Sea
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[image]Ricco Fire in the Black Hills - NASA image provided courtesy of
On July 11, 2005, the Ricco Fire in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota threatened subdivisions, botanical preserves, and archeological sites. According to the National Interagency Fire Center report from July 15, the fire covered nearly 4,000 acres. The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument on the Landsat 7 satellite captured this image of the blaze on July 10, 2005.This false-color image combines shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths (ETM+ bands 7, 5, and 3, r...
Keywords: What -- Landsat 7; Where -- The Valley; Where -- South Dakota
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[image]Pollution over China - Image courtesy the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
Today’s Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) image of eastern Asia again shows a dense blanket of polluted air over central eastern China — dense enough that the coastline around Shanghai is hard to see. In this scene, the pollution (dark gray pixels) is easy to distinguish from the clouds (bright white pixels).Note that some topographic shading was added to this image to show how the haze sometimes is contained within lower lying areas as well as the valleys between mountains...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- China; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Shanghai
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[image]photo-iss013e06947 - NASA
ISS013-E-06947 (12 April 2006) --- Viedma Glacier, Argentina is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station. The ice fields of Patagonia, located at the southern end of South America, are the largest masses of ice in the temperate Southern Hemisphere (approximately 55,000 square kilometers in area). The ice fields contain numerous valley glaciers that terminate in melt-water-fed lakes...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- Argentina; Where -- The Valley
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[image]McMurdo Dry Valleys: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by the NASA GSFC neptune.gsfc.nasa.gov/oceansandice Oceans and Ice Branch and the landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Landsat 7 Science Team
One of the few areas of Antarctica not covered by thousands of meters of ice, the McMurdo Dry Valleys stand out in this satellite image. For a few weeks each summer temperatures are warm enough to melt glacial ice, creating streams that feed freshwater lakes that lie at the bottom of the valleys. Beneath a cap of ice these lakes remains unfrozen year-round, supporting colonies of bacteria and phytoplankton...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Landsat 7; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Pollution over China - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, NASA GSFC
This true-color image over northeastern China was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite, on Nov. 21, 2002. A thick, dark gray layer of smog covers the entire region east of the dark brown hills in the image. The pollution is due to industrial emissions, automobile exhaust, and other human induced emission. Notice how the smog fills the valleys and courses around the contours of the terrain in China's hilly and mountainous regi...
Keywords: Where -- China; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Beijing; Where -- Yellow Sea
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[image]Fires in Southern California - Astronaut photograph was taken October 26, 2003 at approximately 19:54 GMT with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with a 400mm lens. Content was provided by JSC’s Earth Observation Lab. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
Fires in the San Bernadino Mountains, driven by Santa Ana winds, burned out of control Sunday morning when these images were taken from the International Space Station (ISS) at roughly 11 a.m. PST. Thick yellow smoke blows south, blanketing the valley below. This photgraph, looking southeast, captures the smoke pall as the ISS approached and passed over the region. Lake Arrowhead is the reservoir near the left edge of the phtograph.A mosaic comprised of several photogaphs shows the breadth of th...
Keywords: What -- International Space Station (ISS); Where -- The Valley; Where -- California
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[image]McMurdo Dry Valleys - Image by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by the NASA GSFC and the
One of the few areas of Antarctica not covered by thousands of meters of ice, the McMurdo Dry Valleys stand out in this satellite image. For a few weeks each summer temperatures are warm enough to melt glacial ice, creating streams that feed freshwater lakes that lie at the bottom of the valleys. Beneath a cap of ice these lakes remains unfrozen year-round, supporting colonies of bacteria and phytoplankton...
Keywords: What -- Earth; What -- Landsat 7; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Haze Over Eastern China - Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
Thick haze blurs the North China Plain, right, and snakes through the valley the Yellow River cuts through the Luliang Shan Mountains, left. In the north, the haze seems to dissipate near China’s capital, Beijing, west of the Bo Hai, the bay off the Yellow Sea. In this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured on April 5, 2004, by the Aqua satellite, the haze clings near the ground, letting the peaks of the mountains peek through, while white clouds hover above...
Keywords: Where -- The Valley; Where -- China; Where -- Yellow Sea; Where -- Beijing
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[image]Barro Colorado Island - Caption by the JASON Project and David Herring. Image by Jason Drake, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, using QuickBird data courtesy . Photo of Guayacan trees courtesy .
Vaguely resembling a giant sea turtle, Barro Colorado Island is a heavily forested patch of land rising up out of the waters of Gatun Lake, situated at the northern end of the Panama Canal. The island is the focus of the JASON Project’s Expedition XV (“Rainforests at the Crossroads”), in which students, teachers, and scientists will conduct a detailed examination of the rainforest ecosystem. The expedition will be televised to the international network of JASON schools, and an interactive ...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Colorado; Where -- The Valley; Where -- Panama
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[image]Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the University of Maryland’s . Landsat 7 bands 7, 4, and 2 were used for the image.
In southeastern New Mexico, an ancient and unusual coral reef rises thousands of feet above the surrounding desert terrain. The fossilized reef is etched with caves, and it is hundreds of millions of years old. It formed in the Permian Era, when all the continents were fused into a landmass that stretched from pole to pole. Over time, geologic forces beneath the Earth's surface pushed portions of this 400-mile-long, horseshoe-shaped reef high into the air...
Keywords: What -- Landsat; Where -- New Mexico; Where -- The Valley
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[image]North Cascades National Park: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the University of Maryland's glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml Global Land Cover Facility .
More than any other park in the contiguous United States, North Cascades National Park is dominated by glaciers. Over 300 glaciers, about one-third of the glaciers in the Lower 48 states, are in the 204,278 hectares enclosed within the park boundaries. The glaciers are most evident at the height of summer, when the annual snowfall has melted and only the semi-permanent glaciers remain. This Landsat image was taken at just such a time, on August 11, 2001, when the valleys were a verdant summer gr...
Keywords: What -- Landsat; Where -- The Valley; Where -- United States of America
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[image]Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Popocatepetl Volcano, which sits southeast of Mexico City, has exhibited recent seismic activity, and is shown here in this true-color Terra MODIS image spewing hot ash to a height of about 2 kilometers into the air. Popocatepetl is marked with a red dot, and is located in the center of the image on the patch of dark green north-to-south running vegetation. No injuries were reported from the eruption, but the hot ash and debris did start grass fires nearby.Popcatepetl means “smoking mountain...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Mexico City; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Naktong Valles - NASA/JPL/Arizona State University
(Released 04 April 2002) This image is located in a cratered highland region called Arabia Terra. The center right side of the image shows a branch of the valley network Naktong Vallis cutting into the eastern rim of an unnamed crater. A simple sequence of geologic events can be ascertained from this image. Early on in time this surface was subjected to bombardment from asteroids and comets thereby creating the pockmarked highlands...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Crater; What -- COMETS; Where -- The Valley
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[image]Wave clouds over Ireland - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Wave Clouds over Ireland Ireland.A2003351.1315Clouds ripple over Ireland and Scotland in a wave pattern, similar to the pattern of waves along a seashore. The similarity is not coincidental — the atmosphere behaves like a fluid, so when it encounters an obstacle, it must move around it. This movement forms a wave, and the wave movement can continue for long distances. In this case, the waves were caused by the air moving over and around the mountains of Scotland and Ireland...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; Where -- Ireland; Where -- The Valley; Where -- France
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